Powell Township School District

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Powell Township School District has one school building,  located in Big Bay, Michigan. The school was built in 1938, replacing the Charles Burns School that burnt down in 1936.  That school had been built in 1914.   Powell Township School educates PreK-8th grade students.  The district has an agreement with Negaunee Public Schools to educate Powell Township high school students and provides transportation to Negaunee High School. 
Our current enrollment at PTS  is 42 students.   Instructional staff includes five full time and three part time teachers and two part time teacher aides.  There are six classrooms, an art room, and gymnasium used for instruction.
The Garden Room includes three yr. olds who attend  preschool one day per week,  a four yr. old preschool program combined with Kindergarten, who attend daily from 8:45 to 12:30.   Grades 1-8 attend school from 8:40 to 3:30 and are in combined classrooms with two grades in each.  The Resource Room offers instruction for special needs.   PTS curriculum offers art, music, and physical education, as well as our core subjects.  

The Powell Township community is very supportive of our school and included in our school activities. Fund raisers in the community support a class trip for the 7th and 8th grade students every other year.  New York City, Boston, Washington D.C., and Chicago were past destinations. The students choose where they want to go, and with the help of parent volunteers, raise the funds they to have an all expense paid trip for each student.    Volunteers also often help with special projects, coaching, and field trips.

Our classrooms extend beyond the walls to the outdoors daily. Our small class sizes and location allow teachers to explore our outdoor environment with their students with ease.  All students 1st grade and up start the day with a walk outdoors, sometimes substituted with  cross country skiing or snowshoeing, weather permitting.  With Lake Superior, Lake Independence, woodlands, streams and waterfalls, all within walking distance,  teaching and learning occurs often  with classes walking in the woods or sitting on a log at the beach.    

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 Presented to President Ben Kent at the April Board of Education meeting.  Award given for the "Mile A Day" walking program.

Powell Township School